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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
B.Com, LL.B, GDLP
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".
SCL LAWYER

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

No record, no fine

I was represented by Fred Cao and am more that thrilled with the results. Fred assisted in us recording a no conviction result on a guilty plea to unauthorised entry. It was the best possible result. No record, no fine and a chance to learn from my mistakes without having them hang over my head.
Great work! Being my first and last experience with the court, Fred and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were beyond supportive and helped me to focus and prepare the best possible case around subjective evidence, ultimately leading to the perfect outcome. Well done and thank you.

No conviction result in a recent guilty plea

Fred and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were critical in me receiving a no conviction result in a recent guilty plea. It was the best possible result. Being my first experience with the legal system, Fred was available for support and guidance from beginning to end. I cannot thank Fred and the SCL team enough!

I’m the only one who didn’t get convicted

Fred Cao handled my case today very well. It was my first time to appeal to court and I have no idea what it feels like to be in a court room. The Judge was so direct and straightforward and every person who faced her today was convicted for negligent driving. However, in my case, Fred managed it responsibly, competent, and given me hope and positive re-assurance. He was able to observed the mood of the Judge to when is the best time to present to her my case as the court room is getting very pressured. My case is different to others as I’m battling for my license since I’m already in a good behaviour. After 1 hour break, we went back to the court room to hear the decision of the judge. I’ve got a positive result. I’m the only one who didn’t get convicted in the court room. Thanks Fred Cao for being helpful, good analytical skills, great judgement and perseverance. It’s my lucky day :) I would highly recommend him. Job well done Fred👍👍👍👍👍

He helped me to get the best result possible

I had a very good experience with the them. Needed a lawyer to assist me with a hearing in court and the service I had from Fred Cao was superb. He helped me to get the best result possible. Friendly, professional and smart. I recommend. Thank you Fred.

Professional approach in court

Mr Fred Cao, I found Fred to be a thorough and open minded man, with his professional approach in court putting forward a direct and positive case to achieve the utmost fantastic outcome for me. I do believe meeting all court requirements and council requests are essential. I highly recommend Fred and once again I thank you. Steve

Amazing job of representing me

My lawyer Fred did an amazing job of representing me on the day of court. His strategies throughout the day proved very beneficial for me.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again as my lawyer

Fred Cao done a great job with my drink driving charge considering my past record and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again as my lawyer.
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